Breeding Dogs For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068632

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 2770

So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in. Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to: Decide whether dog breeding is really for you Choose the right breed for you Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs Establish a breeding program Find the right breeding stock Comply with all government and AKC regulations Care for and socialize your pups Find the right owners for your dogs Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include: Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.

Hunde Für Dummies

Author: Gina Spadafori

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783527701612

Category:

Page: 384

View: 688

Mit einem Hund durch dick und dünn - wer träumt nicht davon? Doch genügend Wissen über das Wesen und die Bedürfnisse des Hundes sind Voraussetzung für eine lebenslange Freundschaft. Hunde für Dummies bietet Ihnen alles, was Sie über Anschaffung, Ernährung, Verhalten, Erziehung und Gesundheit des Hundes wissen sollten. So lernen Sie auf verständliche und zugleich humorvolle Weise den richtigen Umgang mit Ihrem Hund, was sowohl Halter als auch Vierbeiner zu glücklichen Partnern machen wird. Viele Tipps und Informationen zum Reisen und zum Sport mit Ihrem Hund, für ein liebevolles Verhältnis von Kindern und Hunden sowie ein spezielles Kapitel zum Leben mit einem alternden Hund machen dieses Buch zu einer Fundgrube für jeden Hundefreund.

Dogs All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470635940

Category: Pets

Page: 696

View: 1743

Welpen für Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783527702541

Category:

Page: 271

View: 4486

In einen Welpen hat man sich schnell verliebt. Die großen Kulleraugen, die riesigen Pfoten ... einfach süß. Doch bei der Anschaffung und Erziehung eines Welpen kann man viele Fehler machen, und mancher hat die Anschaffung eines Welpen schon bereut. In "Welpen für Dummies" finden Welpenbesitzer, und diejenigen, die es bald werden möchten, alles Wissenswerte rund um die Aufzucht, Erziehung und Pflege des neuen Familienmitglieds. Außerdem findet der Leser viele Tipps, wie die kritischen ersten Monate gemeinsam mit dem Welpen erfolgreich überstanden werden.

Senior Dogs For DummiesÂ

Author: Susan McCullough

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069870

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 5699

Choosing a Dog For Dummies

Author: Chris Walkowicz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118069431

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 6027

Rottweilers For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111806934X

Category: Pets

Page: 280

View: 2747

Known for its great strength, endurance, and protectiveness, the Rottweiler can be a good-natured, playful pet. It can also be a highly challenging breed. In the right hands, a Rottweiler can be the best security system in town, and at the same time, an affectionate friend to the whole family, always ready for fun and games. The well-bred, well-trained Rottweiler has the courage of a lion and is happy to obey. In the wrong hands, a Rottweiler just as easily can become an unruly beast, a menace to all that come near. Is the Rottweiler the right breed for you and your family? Rottweilers For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this big dog. Long-time Rottweiler breeder and trainer Richard G. Beauchamp gets you up and running with what you need to know to: Choose the right Rottweiler for you Socialize your new puppy Educate yourself and your dog Maintain good health, proper exercise and diet Handle behavioral problems Participate in dog competitions In friendly, down-to-earth language, Rick provides insights into the Rottweiler temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Rottweiler owner should know – along with fun facts and tips on how to have a great time with your Rottie. Discover how to: Decide on whether a male or female is right for you Find and choose your new friend and bring him or her home Understand how to communicate with your Rottweiler Train your Rottweiler Finding a good trainer and attend classes Deal with emotional conflicts Feed and exercise your Rottweiler Recognize, prevent, and treat common health problems Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your Rottweiler, Rottweilers For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this admirable and loveable breed.

Puppies For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206355

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 5240

Everything you need to train a puppy Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppiesprepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics ofpuppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to thelatest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the newdesigner breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppygrow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog. In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offerstrusted information on caring for a new puppy, including the newestdog training tools and gadgets, the best treats and dog foodsuppliers, and new insight into positive reinforcementtraining. Everything you need to start out right from day one Trusted and proven advice from an authority The latest information on positive reinforcement training Includes a completely new 8-page color insert If you're one of the lucky people getting ready to bring home acanine kid, this fun, informative guide gives you everything youneed to smoothly integrate a puppy into your life and home.

Dog Grooming For Dummies

Author: Margaret H. Bonham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052860

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 3099

Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to Train your dog for grooming Care for nails, teeth, and ears Use clippers and scissors Groom specific types of coats Prepare a dog for the show ring

Pomeranians For Dummies

Author: D. Caroline Coile

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068203

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 9123

It’s easy to see why you fell in love with the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Distinguished by its vivacity, intelligence, extroversion, and fierce loyalty to its family, this tiny canine can make an excellent companion...for the right person. As with any breed, or dogs in general for that matter, it’s important for you to know what to expect when you take a Pom into your life. Whether you’re a new or an aspiring Pom owner, Pomeranians For Dummies fills you in on everything you need to know to find, choose, raise, care for, and have a ball with a member of that outstanding breed of dog. From finding your canine soul mate to breeding Pomeranians for show or companionship, award-winning dog author and renowned dog psychologist, Dr. Caroline Coile covers all the bases, including how to: Decide whether the Pom is right for you Find a good Pom breeder Select the perfect Pom for you Make sense of your Pom’s behavior Train your Pom Keep your Pom happy, healthy and well-groomed Know what common health problems to look for Take your Pom on the road Illustrated with dozens of heart-melting photos of Poms in-action, Pomeranians For Dummies helps you to guarantee that you and your little buddy have a long, happy life together.

Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

Author: Stanley Coren,Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052761

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 1856

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch’s unique dialect of “Doglish”—and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you’ll discover how to: Read your dog’s body language Communicate with your dog Interpret your dog’s breed-specific traits Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad Counter anxiety-based behavior Understand and resolve aggressive behavior And so much more! Think of this book as Doglish 101—a prerequisite for every human member of your dog’s family. Now, let the training begin!

Dachshunds For Dummies

Author: Eve Adamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052433

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 1990

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies

Author: Deborah Britt-Hay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069331

Category: Pets

Page: 244

View: 7888

With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves. Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier You just brought a new puppy home You are curious about this popular breed You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more: Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you Puppy-proofing your house Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training, Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking Finding a great veterinarian Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.

Shih Tzu For Dummies

Author: Eve Adamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051084

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 9922

To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like: What is a Shih Tzu really like? Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets? How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional? How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet? What should my Shih Tzu eat? Do small dogs really need that much training? How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands? The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Author: D. Caroline Coile

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069374

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 9981

Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.

Dog Training For Dummies

Author: Jack Volhard,Wendy Volhard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118054520

Category: Pets

Page: 408

View: 7678

Siberian Huskies For Dummies

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053669

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 5182

Bred for loyalty, strength and endurance, the easy-going and sociable Siberian Husky is a very pure and ancient breed, dating back 4,000 years or more. First bred by the Chukchis, a semi-nomadic people of northeastern Siberia, to hunt reindeer and pull sleds, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. Prized for their great beauty, intelligence, wonderful way with children and lack of “dog smell,” they are also more free-spirited (and free-ranging) than many other popular breeds, and have a reputation for stubbornness and relentlessness in pursuit of a goal. Is this breed right for you and your family? Siberian Huskies For Dummies answers this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with a Husky. Siberian devotee—she has eight of her own—Diane Morgan gets you up and running with what you need to know to: Find and deal with reputable breeders Choose the right Husky for you Hou sebreak and socialize your new puppy Educate yourself and your dog Handle behavioral problems Participate in competitions In friendly, down-to-earth language, Diane provides insights into the Siberian Husky temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Husky owner should know—along with fun facts and Husky trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your Husky. Topics covered include: Understanding what makes the Siberian different from every other breed Deciding whether a male or female is right for you Understanding how to communicate with your Siberian Husky Training your Siberian Husky Grooming your Siberian Finding and establishing a good relationship with a veterinarian Breaking bad habits in your Husky Feeding and exercising your Siberian Husky Recognizing, preventing and treating common health problems Getting your Husky into sledding The indispensable guide for you and your Siberian Husky, Siberian Huskies For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this very ancient and venerable breed of dog.

Mixed Breeds For Dummies

Author: Miriam Fields-Babineau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470184973

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 8427

Poodles For Dummies

Author: Susan M. Ewing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068120

Category: Pets

Page: 290

View: 829

The Poodle is known for her keen intelligence, excellent trainability, and, most notably, those signature curly locks. But there’s more to the Poodle than meets the eye (like, say, those expensive grooming bills). So, to Poodle or not to Poodle? That is the question. With an overview of the breed’s history, an exploration of all three varieties (Standard, Miniature, and Toy), and 8 pages of full-color photos detailing the colors available and tips and techniques for grooming, Poodles for Dummies is filled with all the meaty information and enlightening morsels you need to decide if this refined beauty is a good match for you. You’ll get answers to your most important questions, including: Which size Poodle is best for me? Which color? How do I know if a Poodle breeder is reputable? What are the pros and cons of shelters and rescue groups? What do I look for in choosing a healthy Poodle? How can I Poodle-proof my home and yard? What’s the best way to introduce my Poodle to kids and other pets? How often does my Poodle need grooming? No matter which size, color, or gender you own, Poodles are not a “wash ‘n’ wear” breed. But if you have the time, passion, and dedication to give her the training, exercise, and upkeep she needs, you and your curly companion will have a happy and rewarding life together.

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

Author: Walton,Eve Adamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053676

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 5370

You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club registrations. Labs are beautiful, friendly, adaptable, easygoing, brave, loyal, dependable, and intelligent. What could be better? Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a useful guide to have if you're thinking of getting a Lab or even if you already own one. Perhaps you're just curious about this popular breed. This handy reference is for you if you want to Find out if a Lab suits your lifestyle Know what to look for in Lab pups Determine if a breeder meets high standards Understand health and nutrition needs Handle emergencies with a cool head Train your dog with the lure-and-reward technique Show off your Lab in competitions You can live a fulfilling life with your Lab by making sure she is socialized, healthy, and well trained. What better task for humans and dogs than to be great companions for each other? However, you may need some help in knowing how to get the most out of your relationship with your Lab. This friendly guide offers that help with the following topics and more: Exercising your pup and older Lab Choosing the right veterinarian Exploring spaying/neutering Keeping your Lab beautiful with good grooming Helping your dog deal with divorce, a new baby, moving Managing barking and whining Housetraining your new puppy Traveling to dog-friendly vacation destinations Choosing a pet sitter or boarding kennel Volunteering your lab as a therapy dog Labrador Retrievers are big, energetic, and sometimes boisterous (especially as puppies), and they don't take care of themselves. They need you. Don't let them need you unless you're ready to be needed.